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Creamy Caramalised Onion and Parmesan Spaghetti

Wow...this was so good but so rich. I struggled to finish it - and I never struggle.

Ingredients:
250g Spaghetti
2 Red Onions, sliced
40g Butter
75 ml Marsala
200ml Double Cream
Handful Parsley, chopped
1 TSP Dijon Mustard
Handful of Parmesan

Method:Step 1: Melt butter and add splash of oil in a frying pan then gently saute onions for 30 minutes
Step 2: Meanwhile cook spaghetti
Step 3: Turn up heat under onions and add marsala - let it evaporate. Then add all other ingredients and simmer for 2 minutes
Step 4: Toss pasta through sauce and season

Spicy Beef and Spinach Stir Fry with Egg Fried Rice

I only recently started to appreciate black bean sauce, and now I can't get enough of it. This is so quick, as long as you cook the rice beforehand - and really tasty! Good midweek nosh!

On another note I saw my midwife today who told me she thinks I'm having another girl (based on heartbeat)....I wonder if she's right? We can only agree on girls names, so for the sake of many arguments lets hope it is!

Ingredients: (Serves 3)
250g Rice, cooked and cooled
230g Rump Steak, sliced
Thumb size piece of ginger, sliced
2 Garlic cloves, sliced
1 Red chili, sliced
4 Spring Onions, sliced
Handful Spinach leaves
5 Mushrooms, thinly sliced
2 TBSP Sesame Oil
2 TBSP Soy Sauce
Squeeze lime juice
3 TBSP Black Bean Sauces
1 Egg

Instructions:
Step 1: Steak slices, ginger, garlic, chili, spring onions, mushrooms and spinach in a bowl and pour over Sesame Oil
Step 2: Pour some groundnut oil in a wok and heat to high, tip in steak mix and stir fry for 2 minutes. Pour in soy sauce, lime juice a…

Sausage and Rosemary Tortellini

I think it's fair to say this was the first proper meal I have enjoyed for about 14 and a half weeks - the worse is over I think! It was just Lowen and I tonight as Daddy had football so I decided to indulge in something that he would have turned his nose up at (no sauce!).

Admittedly this was very simple to put together, but it tasted great so I thought I'd share it. A lovely light spring meal!

Ingredients: (serve 2-3)
300g pack tortellini (I had cheese and tomato)
Handful of frozen or fresh peas
Drizzle of garlic oil
Large sprig of Rosemary
2 Pork sausages, sliced
Handful of grated cheese

Method:
Step 1: Put pan of water on to boil for pasta
Step 2: Heat garlic oil in frying pan and add chopped rosemary and sliced sausage - fry for 5 mins
Step 3: Meanwhile, cook pasta and peas in boiling water, then drain and tip intogarlicky sausage mixture
Step 4: Divide into bowls and sprinkle with cheese.

Cranberry and Chocolate Cookies...and some news

Ok, the news first. Some of you may have noticed my distinct lack of blogging in the last few months and I can now explain why. Basically, I have not wanted to go near the kitchen, the supermarket, open a cook book or even read your lovely blogs...yes I'm pregnant! Honestly though, the first few months have hit me hard and it has been so unlike my previous pregnancy (which I sailed through). All I can say is I felt yucky, almost all the time. On the bright side, having nearly reached the 4 month mark, I am now beginning to get my cooking and baking mojo back. I opened a cook book for the first time in nearly 4 months last night - Nigella Express..and I think I'm inspired again!

Lowen and I baked these cookies today for Daddy. The recipe came from 'Apples for Jam' by Tessa Kiros and they are divine! A real must try. Enjoy and see you all soon

Ingredients:
75g Butter, softened
50g Soft Brown Sugar
50g Caster Sugar
1 Egg
1 TSP Vanilla Extract
160g Plain Flour
1/2 tsp bakin…